Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Animal Painting workshop

Learn how to portray your favourite animals

Animal Painting workshop

How to paint animals

Over the centuries artists have always represented in their works animals. If you too, like the old masters, are eager to focus on this particular type of portrait this painting seminar will uncover the secrets for drawing and painting the animals you love and care for.

You will start from studying the most significant artworks by some of the great masters, such as Tiziano, Rembrandt and Vermeer. You will be taught to discover their techniques as well as their style.

Most of the classes will concentrate on the observation and on the representation of pictures of animals that either you or our teacher may produce. Out of these pictures you will try to detect the “temper” of each animal, its main features and its beauty.

Firstly, you will learn to draw sketches of the animal, which will help you to understand its volume and anatomy. Then you will pass to colours. While painting animals you will also realize how important is the choice of the right brush in order to depict the subject in the most realistic way (or surrealistic if you wish).

The main media that you will practice during the workshop will comprise oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastels.

This intensive course is open to anybody, both to apprentices and to accomplished artists. All our Art instructors are qualified and experienced teachers. If you wish to find out more about them, please refer to this page.

This workshop is available every Monday all year round

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 595 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1071 Euro (instead of 1190 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Do you need accommodation during your stay in Florence? Contact us and we will help you to find a lodging that meets your needs.

Course price includes

  • the use of all the necessary materials and tools;
  • a certificate at the end of the course.

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